• Bay State Animal Cooperative

    A safe, loving, no-kill shelter for Animals

  • Donate Now

    Your tax-deductible gift to the Bay State Animal Cooperative helps ensure animals in distress receive the care they need, as well as a chance to be adopted into a caring home.


    We gratefully accept any amount. If you would like to pay by check, please make checks payable to Bay State Animal Cooperative, Inc. and mail to:

    Bay State Animal Cooperative, Inc.
    47 Windsor Road
    Norwood, MA 02062

  • About BSAC

    Our mission is to practice a no-kill philosophy while providing humane resources and services aimed at reducing animal overpopulation and unnecessary suffering for companion, stray, relinquished and feral animals.

    We work cooperatively with other humane organizations, local municipalities and the community to develop and implement programs including but not limited to: low-cost spay/neuter assistance, low-cost medical care, trap-neuter-return (TNR), community outreach programs and events, sheltering and adoption, mobile medical, adoption and education services, fundraising events, and a sanctuary.

    We are funded by donations and operate entirely by volunteers.

    BSAC is a 501(c)3 charitable/non-profit organization. All donations are tax deductible.


  • Our Cats

    Information, Successes, and Featured Cats for Adoption

    Applications can be downloaded here

    Our BSAC

    An Intro to BSAC.

    Calvin and Dorothy

    About Calvin and Dorothy

    Calvin and Dorothy are a bonded pair of adult cats. Their present loving family is growing and it is possible the new dynamics are causing some distress behaviors that the family can no longer accommodate. Calvin is a 15-year old, orange tabby male. He is a loving and smart cat as well as healthy and young at heart. Dorothy is a very healthy 13- year old female calico. She has a beautiful fluffy coat that she keeps impeccably clean. She is sweet and loves to snuggle. They have been together for the

    last 13 years and are the best of friends who get along very well as playmates and sleep buddies. Would love for them to go to a nice loving home as a pair, as they have never been apart.


    About Cecil

    Cecil is a friendly, sweet and quite handsome, FIV cat. This cat was brought to us by a kind man who was feeding Cecil everyday outside his apartment. The man was unable to bring Cecil inside his home but felt sure he would be a great companion for someone. When first rescued he was matted and a bit underweight. Now he is cleaned up, eating well and living in foster care till he can find his forever home.

    Please call and make an appointment to meet this very sweet cat!


    About Spike

    He is an older cat. we think 5+ years. Has FIV. Gets along great with other cats but does not like dogs. He is quite a character.

    He is in foster care so visitation is by appointment only.

    We require an adoption application which can be obtained on our website at www.baystateanimals.org/Adoption.


    About Baby

    My name is Baby. I had a great owner who passed away and his family took me in until they moved and couldn't keep me anymore. I am sweet and lovable and very friendly. If you think I sound like a good match please send an application so BSAC can make sure I find a happy, healthy and safe home. You can download the apps on our Adoption page!


    Merry Go Round

    About Merry Go Round

    Merry Go Round is a rescue from a backyard where a kind man was feeding Merry and 2 other litter mates and the mom. Merry is now ready to be adopted and might be best suited to a calm environment where she can explore her environment and have a sunny window to sit in. She is a youngster and has a longtime ahead of her to enjoy a forever home with someone. I am in foster so if you want to meet me, please

    make an appointment- I'll be waiting to meet you.



    About Purrsian

    I'm an 8 month old, neutered, male kitty, and very good-looking, if I do say so myself. I LOVE other cats and being a family member. I am enjoying every minute of my feline friends’ company in foster. May I please be a friend for your feline? I usually lay on my foster’s bed at night and am always where the excitement is. However, I just haven’t decided if I want to become a true companion (though the option is not off the table). Make an appointment to meet me at my foster home.


    About Binx

    Binx is a very lucky cat! She survived being hit by a car in October and now is ready for a new home. She has a beautiful,soft black coat. This young cat will need a patient, calm home as she adjusts to homelife. She likes being brushed and petted but needs a slow approach as she is a bit wary of new people and new surroundings.
    Just like Binx, the black cat from the movie Hocus Pocus, she is ready to start anew.


    About Tigor

    Tigor is super sweet and loves attention but responds to any approach defensively. He's about 1 1/2 years old, neutered, micro-chipped and current on vaccines. He has great potential. Tigor enjoys the company of other cats. He came from home with lots of cats so individual attention was difficult to come by when he was a kitten.He will need an experienced and patient owner. Significant references will be requested.


    About Piper


    Piper-I’m sweet and friendly with humans and cats, and am crazy about getting patted! I tolerate dogs. I had surgery for breast cancer recently, and I’m REALLY glad to say my prognosis is good! However, there is always a chance that the tumor could return.


    About Maya

    Maya was surrendered after residing with the same family for 12 years. The tiny humans in her home were recently diagnosed with pet dander induced asthma hence she needed a new home. She is healthy but is a bit disturbed by the recent change in her life. She would prefer to be with a patient and feline experienced family who gets what it means when someone says, she's truly a Calico kitty! Currently she is a bit distraught and needs plenty of time to settle into a new home. She does not want to live with other cats and a quiet relaxed family with adults might be the best option for Maya. We would consider a foster home for Maya-she really needs to be the only cat in the house! Please consider giving her the home she surely deserves to live the rest of her healthy, happy years!


    About Louise


    Louise is a friendly, Russian Blue stray that was adopted to a family with children. Her family had to move and they were unable to take Louise with them. She is an interesting cat that is strong-willed yet enjoyed being part of a family. Louise did well in a busy home-life environment.




    About Mikey

    If you are interested in a curious, fun, young, male cat for your family, then Mikey is the youngster for you.




  • Adoption

    Click here to see our cats on Petfinder! You can apply online here or download our Adoption Application in Word Format.

    You can visit any of our cats by appointment to see them in their foster homes. Please note this can only be done by making an appointment so that we may have one of our volunteers assist you. For an appointment, contact us via email at info@baystateanimals.org.


    Please bring all members of your household.


    Please try not to get attached to a particular cat. Our adoption counselors are trained to work with you to find the best match for your household.


    When submitting an adoption application, please include information about your past and current pets, veterinarian, your housing situation, etc.


  • How to Help

    Many companies support the philanthropic interests of their employees by offering to match employee gifts. We are currently partners with Bank of America and State Street Bank. Monetary contributions can also be made for the time you volunteer to our organization, please inquire! Please contact the appropriate representative at your employer such as Human Resources department to find out if they match contributions to Bay State Animal Cooperative, Inc. It is an easy way to make your generosity go even further in helping animals.


    Volunteer! We can always use an extra pair of hands.

    Some volunteer opportunities include:

    Foster parenting

    Adoption application specialist (we will train you)

    Adoption counselor (we will train you)

    Miscellaneous volunteer opportunities include:

    animal transport to and from vet appointments,

    fund raising,

    food sorting,

    adoption meet and greet representative,

    and more....

    New volunteer ideas are always welcome!

    Please fill out a volunteer application form.


    If you or your company own a van or truck that can be used to transport donated food items, we could use your help. The Greater Boston Food Bank collects pet food for distribution. We could use your vehicle to bring these items to Norwood. The miles that you drive for us, are tax deductible.


    Here is a wish list of items we can always use and will graciously accept:

    Any unopened Cat food, wet or dry.

    Kitten food, wet and dry, is always needed.

    Kitten KMR replacement milk, saves lives of many orphaned kittens each year.

    Scratching posts.


    Cat Litter, lots and lots of cat litter!

    The following tick and flea products: Frontline, Advantage, Adams flea bombs, and products available online like: Capstar (flea control-under 9 lb wt. dose), Vet. Chem Carpet, Yard and animal flea sprays and powders.

    Inquire via email if you want resources for these products.

    Let us know via email, and we will gladly arrange for pickup of any donations.


    Keep an eye on our web site for special events. From time to time we have fund raising events.


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    News, Events and things we want you to know!

  • Ultimate Team Challenge FAQs

    Event Date: June 17, 2017 at 11:00 AM

    What is it?

    The Ultimate Team Challenge is a fundraising challenge where teams of 10 people (16 or older) compete to complete a 10 station obstacle course. Their times will be recorded and the fastest time wins the challenge.

    Who should participate?

    Anyone 16 and older who wants to have a great time competing, team building, and raising money for Bay State Animal Cooperative.

    How to sign up?

    Each team must raise $1,000.00 in order to compete. To register, a $300 non-refundable payment is required. Once the $1,000.00 is raised, the team will receive their run time to be at the field to participate.

    How to pay the $300 registration fee?

    To register, click here to make the $300.00 registration payment.

    Who do I contact with questions?

    Please contact Laurie Shea at laurieshea@live.com or 781-603-6771.

    What if I want to participate and don't have a team?

    No problem! Simply click here pay the registration fee, and we will assign you a team the day of the event.

    Where is this event being held?

    The Norwood High School Football field.


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